Skyscraper animation posted, one year after initial announcement

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 3:37 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The developer behind the Orlando "polercoaster" reveals the layout for the new ride prior to the start of IAAPA.

Monday, November 17, 2014 3:51 PM

Holy crap! Looks a little on the scary side...
That lower part is as long as some other coasters, ain't it? Good luck to them. What a project.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 4:02 PM

Wow.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Fireworks courtesy of Magic Kingdom.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 5:40 PM

Far more impressed after seeing this.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 5:54 PM

I never say never to a coaster, but...

Yeah, probably never. I can't imagine being ok with being that high up, taking a good long time to get there, leaning over the side, barrel rolling at that height, and then doing what appears to be a greater than 90-degree drop from a good 500 or so foot height. I could be talked into it, but getting on of my own volition...it made me nervous just watching the animation.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 7:50 PM

Looks like fun.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 8:28 PM

Holy cow, that looks amazing! I have to admit that I was completely underwhelmed by the original video, Which I'll post here to save you all the trouble:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/blogs/theme-park-rangers/os-w...95167.post

That video made it look slow and boring, And I was thinking it would have to be trim braked before ever major element, ala Screaming Squirrel. But this new video has me eating my words. In fact, "Polercoaster 1 looks too intense for me" went through my head. I cannot wait to ride!

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Monday, November 17, 2014 8:38 PM

Not sure why I was expecting a slightly more impressive ride than we got on High Roller at Stratosphere (maybe a couple decent drops and *an* inversion). This blew my expectations AWAY.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:12 PM

I don't think the ride was designed until some time this year. The concept was there obviously, but the actual path certainly came later.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 9:56 PM

Those reverse banked curves at the top look utterly terrifying.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 10:19 PM

Certainly would be interesting if a car stalled somewhere. And yes, it can happen on just about any coaster. The main difference is most coasters have low points that aren't hundreds of feet in the air.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 10:58 PM

By the time this gets built someone will have to lift me in and out of the cars. So I'm a little nervous about that.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:59 AM

HOLY CRAP! This looks amazing!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:27 AM

Reminds me of a Euro Fighter on steroids. Looking forward to this.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:53 AM

*Clutch the pearls* this looks amazing!!!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:04 AM

RCMAC said:

By the time this gets built someone will have to lift me in and out of the cars. So I'm a little nervous about that.

Don't worry Mac, just get us there and Jeff, Adam and I will be sure to help!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:28 AM

This looks way better than I could have imagined but I can't imagine it not being a migraine simulator with those off camber turns and OTSRs.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:22 AM

eightdotthree said:

I can't imagine it not being a migraine simulator with those off camber turns and OTSRs.

According to the video (at ~0:37) it looks like the restraints is vest-style, similar to the new B&M ones for example. Whether or not the video depicts an accurate vehicle/restraint is a different story

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:33 AM

For some reason when I first read about this a year ago I pictured a ridiculously large Toboggan-like coaster, something that just spiraled down the tower, just to claim being 500' tall... Never did I imagine an actual coaster with elements that scared the crap out of me just by watching the rendering. My son (he's 5 and already loves coasters and parks) watched it with me and said "Daddy I don't want you to ride that because I want you to be safe!" Apparently 500' is where he draws the line.

Last edited by ShaneDenmark, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:02 PM
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